ETA 27th May 2017
The Alesis Strike Zone Electronic Drum Kit is the first-ever electronic kit to deliver the very best of both acoustic and electronic drums, moving beyond the limitations of a conventional acoustic kit. Strike's premium multi-ply wood shell drums are available in standard acoustic sizes (8''-10''-12'') so you instantly feel at home when you sit behind them. The new 3-zone Strike 16'' ride cymbal, 14'' crash and 12'' movable hi-hat cymbals provide the perfect blend of feel, control, bounce and volume - they feel spectacularly realistic. Complete with the all-new Strike Performance Module, this kit offers 200 custom kits and over 1000 instruments, as well as the ability to assemble your own custom samples and piece together your perfect drum kit.
Once Alesis had successfully combined the best of the acoustic and electronic playing experience, they raised the electronic aspect of Strike to new heights. The all-new Strike Performance Module features a sound library with over 200 custom kits made from over 1000 instruments. The module also boasts onboard sampling capability, SD card storage, and USB/MIDI connectivity, which can be used in conjunction with your favourite music production software as well as the powerful new Strike Software Editor. Unprecedented flexibility and programmability is combined with the best of both acoustic and electronic drum kits; this is what total control looks and sounds like.
Alongside the 6-piece drum setup, the Strike Pro kit features a 3-piece set of electronic cymbals, including a 16'' three-zone ride, a 14'' dual-zone crash cymbal, and a set of 12'' hi-hats. The cymbals offer a perfect balance of control and bounce, offering a truly immersive drumming experience. Each cymbal offers a larger bell area for enhanced playability, whilst sporting a hammered look to suit the rest of the kit.
The Alesis Strike Performance module is designed to offer you maximum customisation over your sounds. The module features a 4.3'' full-colour LCD screen, showing you all of the essential information about your kit presets that you can access with a glance. With a library containing 100 brand new drum kits, built up from over 1600 multi-sampled instruments, the Strike Pro drum module even features onboard sampling capability with SD card storage alongside USB/MIDI connectivity for virtually unlimited control over your drums. The module is compatible with all of your favourite DAWs as well as the powerful new Strike Software Editor, providing you with thorough control over a range of virtual instruments within your software, all via MIDI. The new Strike editor allows you to assemble your own custom samples into multiple velocity layers and round robin instruments, piece together the perfect drum kit and then transfer it to the module via USB.
''I've been playing electronic drums for over 35 years and there has never been a more powerful, capable electronic drum kit than Strike. Drummers are going to love these, the Strike kits sound, feel, play and look are simply amazing. We firmly believe that Strike marks a turning point for today's drummer and modern percussion just won't be the same from this day forward.'' - Tim Root, Global Percussion Product Manager for Alesis.